6.4 caught! and splendidly caught! Smith lifts the ball off his pads once again, he's hit it flat towards deep square leg where Shikhar Dhawan runs in from the boundary and dives to take the catch inches off the ground, superb effort and the relief is visible on Sehwag's face 65/1
    6.6 Maharoof's struck again! He hits the pitch hard and gets the ball to lift on Asnodkar from just short of a length, Asnodkar cuts the ball from outside off stump but can't control it because of the high bounce, he slices it in the air towards Tiwary at point, who takes a smart catch 65/2
    8.5 caught! Maharoof has his third! He pitches just short of a length and gets the ball to bounce and hurry on to Tanvir who had come on to the front foot to pull, he was in no position whatsoever and the ball ballooned after hitting high on the bat towards Karthik who held an easy catch 76/3
    15.6 stumped! Watson gives Mishra the charge and tries to loft over long-on, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and gets beaten by the length, once the ball begins to spin away from him he has no chance in making contact, Karthik whips of the bails 155/5
    13.4 bowled him! Kaif decides its time to go after everything and swings across the line at a googly from Mishra, he misses and the ball crashes into the stumps 128/4
    19.4 Yusuf's run out! He hits a full toss towards deep midwicket and runs the single, he wants the strike back so Yusuf sprints back for the second, Dilshan is the fielder in the deep and his throw to Karthik is flat, fast and accurate, Yusuf dives full length but still can't make his ground 191/9
    17.4 caught! Jadeja makes a bit of room and slashes at a fuller ball outside off stump, he slices it high in the air towards deep cover where Maharoof runs froward and to his left from the boundary and takes a well-judged catch 171/6
    17.6 that's a sharp catch! Yomahesh pitches short of a length and outside off stump, Warne uses the length and the width to cut the ball hard, it's travelling quickly towards point where Sehwag takes several steps to his right and then dives to hold the catch with both hands, Warne's got a duck off his first ball 172/7
    19.3 caught! Rawat backs away and tries to pull a short of a length ball from middle and off stump, the top edge goes in the air back towards the bowler, Asif runs to his left and takes a simple caught and bowled 190/8
    not out
    not out
    4 (lb 1, w 3)
    192/9 (20 Overs, RR: 9.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Graeme Smith, 6.4 ov), 2-65 (Swapnil Asnodkar, 6.6 ov), 3-76 (Sohail Tanvir, 8.5 ov), 4-128 (Mohammad Kaif, 13.4 ov), 5-155 (Shane Watson, 15.6 ov), 6-171 (Ravindra Jadeja, 17.4 ov), 7-172 (Shane Warne, 17.6 ov), 8-190 (Mahesh Rawat, 19.3 ov), 9-191 (Yusuf Pathan, 19.4 ov)
    GD McGrath403809.50126110
    Mohammad Asif403218.0095000
    VY Mahesh4050212.5084410
    MF Maharoof403438.5094100
    A Mishra403729.2590410
    3.6 That's a stunner of a catch! Gambhir dances down the track and slaps hard, it's in the air and Taruwar Kohli (the substitute) throws himself to the left at point, extends his arms and plucks off a peach, that was one hell of a catch, Rajasthan are on a roll here. What a big wicket that was 23/2
    1.2 what a big wicket! short and quick, that was well targetted, 132kph, tries to pull hard but that's caught the top edge and rocketed high in the air, he was no way in control of that, Tanvir runs to his left from fine leg and pulls off a sharp catch, he actually ended up taking a one-hander, though he had it covered 10/1
    5.2 caught! Watson's on a roll, he pitches the ball slightly short, it isn't a wicket ball by any means but Dhawan moves back and pulls the ball straight to Jadeja at midwicket, the ball went straight to him, he didn't need to move an inch 24/3
    6.2 another one goes, Tiwary tries to pull off the front foot when the length isn't short enough, the ball hurries on to him and he top-edges between midwicket and mid-on, Asnodkar goes for it from midwicket and nearly collides with Tanvir who came in from mid-on, Asnodkar holds the catch in the end 28/4
    12.5 caught! Dilshan's fall is surely the end of Delhi's slim chances, Warne loops the ball outside leg stump and spins the ball across the right-hander, Dilshan gets down on one knee and tries to slog sweep, he gets a top edge that flies to fine leg where Tanvir runs forward and catches it 76/7
    9.5 caught! Would you believe it, off a full toss! Karthik flicks a friendly full toss off his pads, he's hit it flat in the air towards deep midwicket where Kaif sprints off the boundary line and slides to take a low catch, well judged and Rajasthan tighten their vice-like grip on this match 55/5
    12.1 caught! Warne's got rid of Maharoof! He cleared his front foot out of the way and tried to loft the legbreak against the spin over midwicket, he didn't hit it well enough and Yusuf Pathan settled under the skier at deep midwicket, Maharoof hit 26 runs off an over from Warne in their last match but Warne got the better of him today 75/6
    13.1 bowled him! Munaf pitches the ball on a good length and cuts the ball into the right-hander, Mishra tries to work the ball off his pads but it's a feeble attempt, the ball thuds into his pads and hits the stumps off the rebound 77/8
    15.2 the ninth falls! Yomahesh takes a walk down and tries to hook a short ball from Munaf, he misses and the ball smacks into his shoulder and lobs up towards Rawat who takes the catch, Rajasthan appeal and Rudi nods after a delay, he isn't sure initially but then tentatively raises the finger 82/9
    16.1 a bizarre run out it's all over, Rajasthan are in the finals! Asif worked the ball off his pads towards short fine leg, McGrath had run a long way down the pitch and the fielder threw the ball towards the bowlers end, McGrath made his ground and the ball was backed up by Yusuf, he saw that Asif was taking it easy at the striker's end and had wandered out of his crease, Yusuf fired the throw in to Rawat who calmly broke the stumps with Asif just short of his crease 87/10
    not out
    7 (lb 3, w 4)
    87 all out (16.1 Overs, RR: 5.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Virender Sehwag, 1.2 ov), 2-23 (Gautam Gambhir, 3.6 ov), 3-24 (Shikhar Dhawan, 5.2 ov), 4-28 (Manoj Tiwary, 6.2 ov), 5-55 (Dinesh Karthik, 9.5 ov), 6-75 (Farveez Maharoof, 12.1 ov), 7-76 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 12.5 ov), 8-77 (Amit Mishra, 13.1 ov), 9-82 (Yo Mahesh, 15.2 ov), 10-87 (Mohammad Asif, 16.1 ov)
    Sohail Tanvir201608.0021020
    SR Watson301033.33121010
    MM Patel401734.25163000
    SK Trivedi302016.6692100
    SK Warne402125.25112000
    RA Jadeja0.10000.0010000

Match Notes

  • Shane Watson bounces back

    Shane Watson's performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is evidence that he possesses the quality vital to an allrounder - the ability to turn the match with bat and ball

  • A near-perfect performance

    Rajasthan produced a near-perfect performance that crushed Delhi by a 105 runs in the semi-final of the Indian Premier League

  • Watson! Watson!

    Plays of the day from the first semi-final between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai

  • Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils, 1st semi-final

    Match home for the IPL semi-final between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils

  • Delhi keep an eye on the pitch, and Warne

    Greg Shipperd, the Delhi Daredevils coach, and Virender Sehwag, the captain, have singled out the Wankhede pitch as the deciding factor on the result of the first semi-final

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

1st10G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd13G GambhirS Dhawan
3rd1S DhawanMK Tiwary
4th4TM DilshanMK Tiwary
5th27TM DilshanKD Karthik
6th20TM DilshanMF Maharoof
7th1TM DilshanA Mishra
8th1A MishraVY Mahesh
9th5Mohammad AsifVY Mahesh
10th5GD McGrathMohammad Asif

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